big data

  • eBay acquires AI-powered big data processor Expertmaker

    eBay acquires AI-powered big data processor Expertmaker

    eBay announced today that it is acquiring Expertmaker, a Swedish company that specializes in analysis of big data with a machine-learning twist. Read More

  • Strengthening authentication through big data Crunch Network

    Strengthening authentication through big data

    The fact that plain passwords are no longer safe to protect our digital identities is no secret. For years, the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a means to ensure online account security and prevent fraud has been a hot topic of discussion. Technological advances, especially in the mobile industry, have created new possibilities, and manufacturers… Read More

  • Seven things to watch for at Strata + Hadoop World 2016 in San Jose Crunch Network

    Seven things to watch for at Strata + Hadoop World 2016 in San Jose

    With Strata + Hadoop World kicking off, it’s always fascinating to step back and look at the contents of the sessions as a way of understanding what’s happening in the world of big data. For those of you who have attended this conference for the more than five years that the event’s been kicking, you’ve likely seen it transform from an arena for software developers… Read More

  • Newcomer Galactic Exchange can spin up a Hadoop cluster in five minutes

    Newcomer Galactic Exchange can spin up a Hadoop cluster in five minutes

    A new company with a cool name, Galactic Exchange, came out of stealth today with a great idea. It claims it can spin up a Hadoop cluster for you in five minutes, ready to go. That’s no small feat if it works as advertised and greatly simplifies what has traditionally been a process wrought with complexity. The new product called ClusterGX is being released in Beta this week… Read More

  • Altiscale’s latest cloud service brings Hadoop to business users

    Altiscale’s latest cloud service brings Hadoop to business users

    Altiscale, a company that has always been about reducing the complexity related to using Hadoop, has taken that to the next level today with the release of Altiscale Insight Cloud, a cloud service aimed at making Hadoop accessible to business users. Altiscale Insight Cloud provides services for data ingestion, processing, analysis and visualization. That includes the ability to… Read More

  • Alooma scores $11.2 million Series A to solve data science pain points

    Alooma scores $11.2 million Series A to solve data science pain points

    Alooma, an Israeli startup that helps companies process and work with big data in real time delivered as a cloud service, announced an $11.2 million Series A round today led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. The product focuses on the people working with data like data scientists and end users with advanced degrees in mathematics and machine learning, rather than… Read More

  • Big data and the Death Star Crunch Network

    Big data and the Death Star

    The Star Wars movies have captured the imaginations of everyone, from baby boomers through millennials on down to tots. It seems like everyone has been talking about the latest episode in this saga. Around the water cooler, discussions begin with “Have you seen it?” Being a database company, the topic around this office is, of course, “How much data do they need to manage in… Read More

  • Tableau scores advanced database tech with acquisition of German startup HyPer

    Tableau scores advanced database tech with acquisition of German startup HyPer

    Tableau announced today that it has acquired HyPer, an early-stage German startup born in academia that has developed an advanced database technology. Tableau intends to incorporate the technology into its product set. Tableau is a business intelligence and analytics company, taking business data and helping companies make sense of it. The new HyPer database technology should provide… Read More

  • The singularity is never coming, but it’s already here Crunch Network

    The singularity is never coming, but it’s already here

    When I heard Ray Kurzweil present the concept of the singularity to a small group at TED, the idea that computing power advances would ultimately allow thinking machines to advance beyond humans’ ability to advance them, and eventually allow us to “upload” our own consciousness into an eternal ether, I was so smitten I committed to living long enough to live forever. Read More

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